Harvest of North Sumatra Langkat Rice 30,318 Hectares
By : Anisa Triyuli And Aldo Bella Putra | Tuesday, May 15 2018 - 23:30 IWST
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INDUSTRY.co.id - Langkat - Harvest of paddy farmers in Langkat regency, North Sumatera, until now has reached 30,318 hectares of harvest plan covering 91,085 hectares or 33.29 percent, especially in the area of technical irrigation.
This was conveyed by the Head of Agriculture and Food Security Langkat Nasiruddin, in Stabat, Monday (14/05/2018).
Nasiruddin explained that the largest harvest for now is done by the most farmers in the technical irrigation areas in Bahorok District, Sirapit Sub-district, Sei Bingei Sub-district, Salapian Sub-District and Kuala Sub-District.
"So the target for harvest is approximately 70 percent again until December 2018, for that farmers continue to be encouraged in order to accelerate the new planting process, so the planting target will be on time," he said.
Head of Agriculture and Food Security also revealed that now the farmers have planted pies according to the pattern that has been determined so that the expected results will also be as expected.
"Our target for 2018 should be able to return self-sufficiency in rice and rice self-sufficiency to support national food security," he said.
Nasiruddin also explained that in addition to rice harvest, farmers in this area also harvest gogo (ladang) from harvest plan of 672 hectares now farmers have 392 hectare of rice harvest or 48.96 percent.
For paddy fields, especially in the area of rain-fed areas in this area such as Tanjungpura District, Gebang Sub-district, Babalan Sub-District, Hinai Sub-district, where we also hope that the harvest targets will be achieved.
"Rice is a superior product in this area so that almost seven consecutive years we continue to be self-sufficient where for 2017 the surplus reaches 194,902 tons and self-sufficiency reaches 332,985 tons," he said.
Compared to the population growth rate of 2.30 percent per year, rice self-sufficiency will increase from 2016 249,513 tons to 332,985 tons or up 83,472 tons, he said.